The Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre hosted a first goose contest last week. The organization handed out cash prizes to the first three community members who could show proof of harvesting the first geese of the season.

1st- Tyson Komaksiutiksak – $700

2nd – Mapsalaaq Komaksiutiksak – $500

3rd – Qalujjaq Komaksiutiksak – $300

Small business relief

fund for Covid-19

Kivalliq

The territorial government is offering a relief fund for small businesses that continue to be adversely impacted by Covid-19. A total of $5,000 is available to businesses with less than $500,000 in gross sales or fewer than 10 employees, including tourism operators, artists, craftspeople, and harvesters.

The money does not have to be repaid and can be used toward any eligible business expenses, including insurance or licensing fees, office rental, utilities, or to cover the cost of goods that have been unusable due to the pandemic.

Any questions about the program can be directed to the local community economic development officer or the regional development manager.

The deadline to apply is May 31.

Arctic youth council

looking for members

Kivalliq

The federal government is looking for people between the ages of 18 and 30 to join its newly created Arctic Youth Council.

The council was created in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard through its Arctic Regions program.

According a press release, the Arctic Youth Council will provide young people in the North with the opportunity to learn about both DFO and the Coast Guard while advise those departments on what initiatives are most important to them, their peers, and their communities.

The position is an opportunity to positively impact the way DFO and the Canadian Coast Guard operate in the North and serve Northerners, the release states.

“We envision a workforce that is representative of the populations they serve, which is why Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard want to hear directly from young people,” reads the release.

Membership on the Arctic Youth Council requires a one-year commitment of approximately 10 to 20 hours per month. Council members will be compensated for their time.

In order to apply, applicants are requested to either write a one page letter or record a short video explaining they you would be a good candidate. Candidates can use the language of their choice to communicate.

The deadline to apply is May 31.

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